Dear Friends,

Welcome Back!

This season you will find the return of two of our all-time favorite events, Haunted Hacienda and La Quinta Artists Open Studio Tour! We are so excited to have them back on the schedule!

All of our annual December events are once again offered to celebrate the holiday season.

We are very proud to present, for the first time, two special speakers. Elizabeth Paige of the Native American Land Conservancy and Anthropologist Bruce Love. We are honored to also have Sean Milanovich of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians do a blessing for Bruce's talk.

Please join us for all these wonderful events!

There will be more educational and fun programs coming later in the season so look for our next email.

I appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again!


Linda Williams


Haunted Hacienda is back for Frightful Tours this year on October 28, 2022, 6:00 to 9:00pm

This spook-tacular evening includes a tour at a "haunted" La Quinta adobe home and an outdoor maze. This event is a fundraiser for the La Quinta Historical Society.

There is adequate lighting, but attendees may want to bring a flashlight.

Event address is:

58300 Almonte Drive

La Quinta

 Admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets will be sold at the event only.

   Indigenous Land Management focusing on the Cahuilla People


    A Talk by Elizabeth Paige. 

Elizabeth is the Education and Stewardship Program Manager for the Native American Land Conservancy.

 November 10, 2022, at 3:00pm

At La Quinta Museum

Seating is Limited

A $10.00 donation to the La Quinta Historical Society would be appreciated.

La Quinta Hotel Tour and Luncheon

December 10, 2022

Come Celebrate the holidays at the fabled La Quinta Resort. Our annual tour and luncheon are a must!

Meet at the Christmas Tree.  

Former La Quinta Hotel Manager,     Judy Vossler, will once                                      again lead our tour.

To Purchase Tickets:

Ticket Prices are $45.00 for Members

$55 for Non-Members

Deadline December 3, 2022

Historic Casita Lighting

December 1, 2022

5:00 PM

Admission is Free

Enjoy some holiday cheer, Mariachis and Manny the Movie Guy at the lighting of our historic casita.

La Quinta Artist Studio Tour is back this year!!

December 11, 2022

From 10:00am to 5:00pm

Tickets are $10.00 per person, cash or check

and available from 9:30am to 4:00pm 


La Quinta Historical Society

77885 Avenida Montezuma

When Archeology is more than Archeology: Connecting with La Quinta's Ancestral Origins.

A talk by

Bruce Love, Ph.D. Anthropology

Bruce is an anthropologist who specializes in California archeology, history and ethnology.

With a Blessing By

Dr. Sean Milanovich,

a member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Sean holds a Ph.D. in American History, specializing in

Native American History.

He is the Vice President of the Native American Land Conservancy and Secretary of the Native Land Trust Council.

January 19th, 2023, at 3:00pm

La Quinta Museum

Seating is limited

A $10.00 Donation to the La Quinta Historical Society would be appreciated.

Author Reception

October 27,2022 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

"Horatio Cooke, Soldier, Spy Escape Artist"

Meet Aurthor, M.R. Cannon, writer of this book about Horatio G. Cooke, the American Wizard, who had been a Special Scout for Abraham Lincoln, an escape artist and Spiritualism debunker, and

mentor and friend to

Harry Houdini.

Art on Main

2022/2023 Season

Come explore the arts amidst Old Town's charming cafes and boutiques!


Saturdays, 10am-4pm:

2022: Nov 26 & Dec. 10

2023: Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18, March 11 & 25

You can purchase your copy from La Quinta Historical Society or on 

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